The staff provide academic advising and counseling services to EAOP participants. By monitoring the student's academic progress, EAOP staff continue to advise students on the course sequence necessary to meet eligibility for admissions to California's system of higher education.
Under the academic advising standard, activities are designed to introduce and promote the successful completion of the high school course patterns that leads to access into higher education. Specifically, the activities promote a participant to complete the "a-g" subject requirements, prepare the participant to minimally meet the eligibility requirements for selective colleges and universities, inform the participant about the importance of selecting courses with academic rigor, and the impact of course grades.
The activities are classified in four categories:
Advising: Activities designed to help a participant to calculate the impact of today's decisions that may affect the participant's future outcome based on academic resources made available.
Counseling: Activities designed to help participants to resolve or cope constructively with challenges, problems, and developmental concerns toward course completion.
Guidance: Activities designed in providing essential information to navigate the process of college preparation. Activities concentrate in providing participants with personal network (social capital), class-based knowledge, and habitus (cultural capital) that promote successful academic outcomes.
Mentoring: Activities designed with a strategy to affect participant's behavioral outcomes that are at risk for engaging in negative behavior towards completing rigorous course subjects.